History of Japanese Literature From the Manyoshu to Modern Times

ISBN-10: 1873410484
ISBN-13: 9781873410486
Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)
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List price: $73.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/26/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Critic, novelist, literary historian, and dramatist Kato Shuichi is Guest Professor of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University. He is author of many works, including a three-volume "History of Japanese Literature" (1979-83) and "Form, Style, Tradition: Reflections on Japanese Art and Society" (1971) and coauthor of "Six Lives, Six Deaths: Portraits from Modern Japan" (1979). Chia-ning Chang is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of California, Davis.

Foreword
Introduction
The Age of the Man'yoshu
Folk Tales and Ballads
The Man'yoshu
The First Turning Point
Literature of the Intellectuals
The Ise monogatari
The Aesthetics of the Kokinshu
The Age of The Tale of Genji and Tales of Now and Then
The First Period of Isolation
Institutionalization of Literature
The World of the Novel
Women's Diaries
The Tale of Genji
Heian Fiction after The Tale of Genji
The World of Tales of Now and Then
The Second Turning Point
The Aristocratic Response
The Tale of the Houses of Taira and The Sand Collection
The Age of No and Kyogen
The Secularization of Zen
Outsiders' Literature
Artistic Independence
No and Kyogen
The Third Turning Point
Contact with the West
The Masses: Tears and Laughter
Haikai - the Art of Basho
Ihara Saikaku
The Age of Wit and Learning
Bunjin: The Literati
Chushingura and the Popular Novel
Hiraga Gennai and the 'Dutch Scholars'
Ueda Akinari
Kabuki and Pictures of the 'Floating World'
The Literature of Laughter
The Fourth Turning Point
The Way to the Modern Age
Poetry and Prose in Chinese
The Realism of Everyday Life
Chonin Escapism
Narushima Ryuhoku and Nostalgia for Edo
The Age of Meiji
The Generation of 1868
Koda Rohan and Izumi Kyoka
Masaoka Shiki and Natsume Soseki
Mori Ogai
The 'Naturalist' Novelists
Arishma Takeo and Nagai Kafu
The Age of Industrialization
The Generation of 1885
Tanizaki Jun'ichiro and Other Novelists
Kinoshita Mokataro and Other Poets
Akutagawa, Kawabata and Taiso Fiction
Scholars of Foreign Literature and Poets
Three Co-ordinates
The Postwar Years
In Retrospect: Personal Experiences of War
Japan Opens to the World
Rapid Growth and the Managed Society
Glossary
Bibliography
Index: Names
Index: Titles
Index: Titles listed in English

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